Houston Astros defeat St. Louis Cardinals, 4-1

HOUSTON • For all their inconsistencies this season, the Cardinals still have managed to define themselves.

Clarification continued Saturday night against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.

The Cardinals assured themselves of a losing trip and second-place status at the All-Star break via a 4-1 loss. A night after interrupting Bud Norris' career dominance against them, the Cardinals were silenced again by Brett Myers, a maestro at Minute Maid and a tormentor thi...